It was a dark and stormy night. No, actually, it wasn't. It was a cold, windy, and foggy day. Yep, a typical summer's day in the San Francisco Bay.
We arrived at Angel Island for lunch and a hike. Meanwhile, a sick sea lion pup had caught the attention of the Marine Mammal Center who, after three days, decided to capture the youth and nurse him back to health. And these three parties would collide on a slip in Ayala Cove at Angel Island.
The two volunteers enlisted the aid of our skipper David and the team, including three park rangers, valiantly tried to capture the ailing piniped, but the sea lion definitely did not want to go in the box, bit the handler, and slipped into the cool, Bay waters.
So, we hiked to the top of Angel Island (and then back down), had cake, sailed back to Berkeley, and enjoyed a nice Japanese hibachi at Hana Japan.
Sorry about the pictures. If you ever become the CEO of a telephone manufacturer, and you have the choice of putting in a higher resolution camera, the correct choice is, Just Do It!
Susie and David
The plan is hatched
Don't mind us, we're just harmless pieces of plywood
Sea lion pup unaware of its fate
Sea lion pup still unaware of its fate
Excellent catch, or nice shot of David's butt--your choice
The troops descend
Getting the rascal into the box
David reaches for the tail...
...and thinks better of it (after seeing all those teeth)
Debra with the cake that Sharon baked
Copyright © 2007 Bill Wohler
Last modified: 2007